Cleanse: After

by Jodifur on January 28, 2013

Day 1

Day 2 and 3

I hadn’t really planned on blogging the cleanse at all, and if I was smart I would have approached someone about a sponsorship.  (Note: this is why I am not a professional blogger.)  But I have gotten a ton of emails asking about after the cleanse, I figured I might as well write a post.

This is what I was told not to eat post cleanse:
- Animal Foods: Meat is hard on the body to digest, creates acidity and majorly slows cleansing.
- Iodized Salt: Constricts membranes and holds onto toxins in your body. If using salt, use sea salt.
- Fried Foods: Clog and congest arteries and digestive tracts.
- Coffee, Cigarettes, Soda and Alcohol: Produce stress on the adrenal gland, liver and endocrine
systems. These toxify the body by overstimulating nervous system and creating acidic environment.

I had been following a detox diet pre cleanse and I just went back to that.

I followed all the instructions except I had coffee on day 2.  I’m sorry but my child has STOPPED SLEEPING and you know what, I learned on this cleanse that I am totally not a coffee addict like I thought I was.  I didn’t even miss it that much.  But it makes my life totally more enjoyable.

I had some gastronomical issues post cleanse.  And if you would like to hear more about those you can email me.  Because there are some things I will not share on my blog.

I felt amazing this week.  And my skin is the best it has ever looked.  I went to an AT&T sponsored brunch yesterday with a bunch of my bloggy girlfriends and everyone told me how awesome and glowy I looked.  And I feel awesome and glowy.  BUT.  Of the 3.5 pounds I lost I have gained 1.5 pounds back.  And at this brunch everyone ate AMAZING looking food and drank cocktails and I had coffee and a frittata and water and skipped dessert and I was up on the scale this morning and I’M TOTALLY LOSING BLOGGING BIGGEST LOSER.  I have not had a sip of alcohol or a bite of sugar since January 1.  And I’m exercising.  Spinning at least twice a week, sometimes three and I’m back to running twice a week, sometimes three.

Dieting is dumb.

Doug looked at me yesterday while I was rallying at the scale and said “how much weight do you really believe you have to lose?”  He is a good boy that one.  But I know how much I weigh.  And I know how much I should weigh.  And I love that my skin is all glowy, but I would also like to see the scale move because soon I am going to call uncle and drink some wine.



Meredith January 28, 2013 at 8:47 am

I’m wondering if with the exercise you are gaining muscle under the fat layer, which then won’t burn off for another month or so. I don’t know your age (31?) but 39 is quickly coming upon me and when I started working out with a trainer this same issue happened. I gained weight even though I was eating less and exercising more. And then at the end of month 2 I suddenly started seeing the scale move. It’s almost like it took that long for my body to accept the fact that I was serious about losing the weight. Just a thought….

Kristabella January 28, 2013 at 11:32 am

You could be gaining muscle. There are all these before/after photos on Paleo sites of people GAINING weight, but getting more toned and leaner. Try taking measurements.

Also, my friend told me that it can take up to 8 weeks for women to see effects from diet and exercising.

Keep up the good work!

Amanda January 29, 2013 at 11:59 pm

I applaud anyone who can do even a few hours of a cleanse.

Jenn February 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm

Two of my coworkers and I are going to start this cleanse next week. We opted for the option that has a sprout salad in place of tonic #6. I am a little bit scared about the no caffeine part.

Hope February 7, 2013 at 11:32 am

I am losing blogging biggest loser worse than you, I think. :(

And I have the benefit of burning a bunch of extra calories by breastfeeding. And I still need to lost about 20 pounds just to get back to my heaviest pre-pregnancy weight.

I know what my problem is. It’s not that I’m diving headfirst into ice cream sundaes (as much as I want to!) it’s that I’m eating little things here and there that I really shouldn’t be eating. It was easier when I was all “If I don’t win this, I could win $500!” But now that I don’t have much chance of winning? I’m eating that little piece of chocolate. And all of those little pieces of chocolate are adding up.


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